Gymnastics: Heritage Freshman Julia Welch, Freedom Win VHSL State Titles

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Nokesville, Va. — Heritage High School freshman Julia Welch claimed the all-around title at the VHSL State championship at Patriot High School on February 21-22, leading the Pride to a second place team finish. Led by sophomore Kelly Fangyen, Freedom High School won its third straight team title, edging the Pride, 150.425-147.450.

Welch placed third on the floor (9.550) and sixth on the vault (9.775), bars (9.500), and beam (9.550) to win the all-around title (38.375), defeating Fangyen by just 0.025 points. Fangyen placed second in the vault (9.825), fifth on the bars (9.525) and beam (9.575), and ninth on the floor (9.425) to finish runner up in the all-around (38.350).

Complete meet results…

All-Around Results
Place Name School Vault Bars Beam Floor All-Around
1 Julia Welch Heritage 9.775 9.500 9.550 9.550 38.375
2 Kelly Fangyen Freedom 9.825 9.525 9.575 9.425 38.350
3 Payton Morrison Fairfax 9.775 9.200 9.600 9.700 38.275
4 Joanna Welch Heritage 9.825 9.250 9.350 9.675 38.100
5 Brooke Gunter Ocean Lakes 9.900 9.700 9.125 9.300 38.025
6 Melanie Rodriguez Hayfield 9.750 9.475 9.450 9.275 37.950
7 Kerry Gallagher Herndon 9.575 9.450 9.300 9.450 37.775
8 Amore Howard South County 9.800 9.700 8.700 9.325 37.525
9 Breana Spain Colonial Forge 9.650 8.825 9.425 9.550 37.450
10 Jenna Haran Loudoun Valley 9.050 8.675 9.650 9.525 36.900
11 Grace Chen Washington-Liberty 9.575 8.925 9.250 9.125 36.875
12 Sophia Housand Stafford 9.725 9.000 8.975 8.850 36.550
13 Emily Hyun Freedom 8.900 8.725 9.350 9.400 36.375
14 Zara Christophe Mountain View 9.200 9.275 8.350 9.400 36.225
15 Melina Ringas Deep Run 9.225 8.875 9.200 8.575 35.875
16 Ella Bloomfield Glen Allen 9.475 9.150 8.625 8.450 35.700
17 Chloe Barrett Hickory 8.600 8.950 9.050 8.975 35.575
18 Kylie Brown Salem 9.650 8.325 8.275 9.275 35.525
19 Graceemae Murray Colonial Forge 8.350 8.650 7.700 9.000 33.700
Vault Results
Place Name School Score
1 Brooke Gunter Ocean Lakes 9.900
2 Kelly Fangyen Freedom 9.825
2 Samantha Lee Ocean Lakes 9.825
2 Joanna Welch Heritage 9.825
5 Amore Howard South County 9.800
6 Payton Morrison Fairfax 9.775
6 Riley Waldrop Freedom 9.775
6 Julia Welch Heritage 9.775
9 Melanie Rodriguez Hayfield 9.750
10 Sophia Housand Stafford 9.725
11 Carly Snyder Loudoun Valley 9.700
12 Kylie Brown Salem 9.650
12 Breana Spain Colonial Forge 9.650
14 Virginia Keys Hayfield 9.600
15 Grace Chen Washington-Liberty 9.575
15 Kerry Gallagher Herndon 9.575
17 Kaitlyn Biecker Brooke Point 9.550
17 Elli Cardone Patriot 9.550
17 Morgan Pietruszkiewicz Glen Allen 9.550
20 Ashley Bannerton Loudoun Valley 9.500
21 Ella Bloomfield Glen Allen 9.475
22 Ava Drewer Washington-Liberty 9.425
23 Ainsley Cornstuble Green Run 9.350
24 Colleen Benton Patriot 9.325
25 Melina Ringas Deep Run 9.225
26 Zara Christophe Mountain View 9.200
27 Payton Logsdon First Colonial 9.100
28 Karsen Barley Riverside 9.050
28 Jenna Haran Loudoun Valley 9.050
30 Yasmine Hasan Mountain View 9.000
31 Kara Dargusch Ocean Lakes 8.900
31 Emily Hyun Freedom 8.900
33 Chloe Barrett Hickory 8.600
34 Abby Bauer Deep Run 8.475
35 Olivia Reese Cox 8.400
36 Graceemae Murray Colonial Forge 8.350
Bars Results
Place Name School Score
1 Brooke Gunter Ocean Lakes 9.700
1 Amore Howard South County 9.700
3 Abby Bauer Deep Run 9.600
3 Madison Clegg Forest Park 9.600
5 Kelly Fangyen Freedom 9.525
6 Julia Welch Heritage 9.500
7 Samantha Lee Ocean Lakes 9.475
7 Melanie Rodriguez Hayfield 9.475
9 Kerry Gallagher Herndon 9.450
9 Kelly Murphy Robinson 9.450
11 Zara Christophe Mountain View 9.275
11 Mackenzie Fox North Stafford 9.275
11 Rachel Loomis Battlefield 9.275
14 Joanna Welch Heritage 9.250
15 Riley Waldrop Freedom 9.225
16 Payton Morrison Fairfax 9.200
17 Ella Bloomfield Glen Allen 9.150
18 Kelly Brookshier Chantilly 9.050
19 Sophia Housand Stafford 9.000
20 Autumn Torian Ocean Lakes 8.975
21 Chloe Barrett Hickory 8.950
22 Grace Chen Washington-Liberty 8.925
22 Ashley Gill Broadway 8.925
22 Allyson Livesay Lee-Davis 8.925
25 Natalie Wohlnick Mills Godwin 8.900
26 Melina Ringas Deep Run 8.875
27 Ericka Robertson Kellam 8.825
27 Breana Spain Colonial Forge 8.825
29 Avery Goodlin Loudoun Valley 8.750
30 Ainsley Cornstuble Green Run 8.725
30 Yasmine Hasan Mountain View 8.725
30 Emily Hyun Freedom 8.725
33 Jenna Haran Loudoun Valley 8.675
34 Graceemae Murray Colonial Forge 8.650
35 Chloe Breedlove Madison 8.575
35 Hanna Do Edison 8.575
35 Liliana Gines Freedom 8.575
38 Carly Snyder Loudoun Valley 8.500
39 Elizabeth Casey Stone Bridge 8.450
40 Kylie Brown Salem 8.325
41 Sophie Sterling Colonial Forge 8.250
42 Payton Logsdon First Colonial 7.400
Beam Results
Place Name School Score
1 Tara Stewart McLean 9.700
2 Sacha Carpenter Robinson 9.650
2 Jenna Haran Loudoun Valley 9.650
4 Payton Morrison Fairfax 9.600
5 Kelly Fangyen Freedom 9.575
6 Julia Welch Heritage 9.550
7 Ava Dunn Woodson 9.525
7 Allyson Livesay Lee-Davis 9.525
9 Ashley Bannerton Loudoun Valley 9.450
9 Melanie Rodriguez Hayfield 9.450
11 Breana Spain Colonial Forge 9.425
12 Emily Hyun Freedom 9.350
12 Joanna Welch Heritage 9.350
14 Kerry Gallagher Herndon 9.300
15 Carly Hill Patriot 9.275
16 Grace Chen Washington-Liberty 9.250
17 Phoebe Patterson Robinson 9.225
18 Melina Ringas Deep Run 9.200
19 Shannon McLaughlin Ocean Lakes 9.175
20 Brooke Gunter Ocean Lakes 9.125
21 Chloe Barrett Hickory 9.050
21 Katie Davis-Gillis Princess Anne 9.050
21 Grace Hawk Loudoun Valley 9.050
24 Carson Pettit Riverside 9.000
25 Kaitlyn Biecker Brooke Point 8.975
25 Sophia Housand Stafford 8.975
25 Morgan Murphy Battlefield 8.975
28 Rachel Loomis Battlefield 8.925
29 Angelina Nunno Riverside 8.825
30 Mackenzie Fox North Stafford 8.700
30 Amore Howard South County 8.700
32 Ella Bloomfield Glen Allen 8.625
33 Rebekkah Funderburk Ocean Lakes 8.600
34 Kindred Jones Deep Run 8.550
35 Keagan Habina Stafford 8.450
36 Zara Christophe Mountain View 8.350
37 Campbell Garner Mills Godwin 8.300
38 Kylie Brown Salem 8.275
39 Payton Logsdon First Colonial 8.100
40 Graceemae Murray Colonial Forge 7.700
41 Abby Pepe Great Bridge 7.675
Floor Results
Place Name School Score
1 Payton Morrison Fairfax 9.700
2 Joanna Welch Heritage 9.675
3 Breana Spain Colonial Forge 9.550
3 Julia Welch Heritage 9.550
5 Jenna Haran Loudoun Valley 9.525
6 Ashley Gill Broadway 9.500
7 Rosa Bouchery Osbourn Park 9.475
8 Kerry Gallagher Herndon 9.450
9 Kelly Fangyen Freedom 9.425
10 Zara Christophe Mountain View 9.400
10 Emily Hyun Freedom 9.400
12 Chloe Breedlove Madison 9.375
12 Riley Carroll Heritage 9.375
14 Amore Howard South County 9.325
15 Brooke Gunter Ocean Lakes 9.300
16 Kylie Brown Salem 9.275
16 Shannon McLaughlin Ocean Lakes 9.275
16 Melanie Rodriguez Hayfield 9.275
19 Kelly Murphy Robinson 9.250
19 Joie Williams Robinson 9.250
21 Marissa Friedl Woodgrove 9.225
21 Sophie Sterling Colonial Forge 9.225
23 Keagan Habina Stafford 9.150
24 Grace Chen Washington-Liberty 9.125
24 Mackenzie Fox North Stafford 9.125
24 Megan Gutierrez Fairfax 9.125
24 Natalie Orfanides Woodgrove 9.125
28 Raleigh Moore Ocean Lakes 9.100
29 Eliza Loftus Madison 9.075
30 Graceemae Murray Colonial Forge 9.000
31 Chloe Barrett Hickory 8.975
32 Elizabeth Casey Stone Bridge 8.950
33 Campbell Garner Mills Godwin 8.925
33 Anna Harmon Ocean Lakes 8.925
35 Sophia Housand Stafford 8.850
36 Ana Wyatt Oakton 8.800
37 Alexis Albright Salem 8.775
38 Savannah Merrill Hickory 8.725
38 Emma Perkins Deep Run 8.725
40 Kindred Jones Deep Run 8.650
41 Melina Ringas Deep Run 8.575
42 Ella Bloomfield Glen Allen 8.450
Team Results
Place School Vault Bars Beam Floor Total
1 Freedom 38.075 37.075 37.575 37.700 150.425
2 Heritage 36.650 35.975 37.325 37.500 147.450
3 Deep Run 35.025 35.875 36.450 35.325 142.675
4 Stafford 35.850 31.850 34.725 35.750 138.175
5 Hickory 33.900 27.100 34.700 33.475 129.175
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